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The Nude Bomb (1980)

PG | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 9 May 1980 (USA)
Maxwell Smart is recalled to duty to help fight a villian who threatens to detonate a weapon that destroys clothing.

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Storyline

An unknown terrorist has developed a new type of bomb that will destroy clothing, but leave people unharmed. Agent Maxwell Smart (this time without 99 or Hymie) is taken out of retirement and sent back into the field to track down who this madman is and put a stop to his plans. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,565,066, 11 May 1980, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,662,035
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Two of the villains in this spy spoof feature character traits suggestive of the James Bond series. Master villain Norman Saint Sauvage wears ten gold-thimbles on the gloves of his hands evoking Goldfinger (1964) whilst another villain wears both an eye patch (viz Emilio Largo in Thunderball (1965)) and has a metallic hand (see Tee Hee in Live and Let Die (1973) and Dr. No from Dr. No (1962)). See more »

Goofs

During the fight, Max has a gas mask over his face. When he takes off Norman's mask, his own disappears from his face between shots. See more »

Quotes

Chief: Where's Sauvage?
Maxwell Smart: He got hung up.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are based on Don Adams/Maxwell Smart's catch phrase "Would you believe...?" The words literally form the backdrop of the action; at one point "Would you believe a movie called 'The Nude Bomb' could receive a PG rating?" appears; and after Max inadvertently blows up the bad guy, the words "Would you believe a helluva explosion?" appear on screen. See more »

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References The Ten Commandments (1956) See more »

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You're Always There
Sung by Merry Clayton
Lyrics by Don Black
Music by Lalo Schifrin
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An average film with some above average merit.
10 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

The nude bomb, an average film, does indeed have above average merit. It has excitement, it has a bit of a plot, and it does have some titillation, but not too much for children. It seems that the Get Smart guy is still the same old guy from the TV show...which is actually a good thing. There are, of course folks out there that will say that this is NOT a good film, and maybe that is true, but hey, it isn't a bad film either. It has a few very titillating moments as far as the action, and a lingerie scene that is not to be believed, either. A great film it's not. A fun and unique film it is. It does have value. Other films of the same time period and the same subject, just do not have the same pizazz as this one. The Get Smart guy is still a hoot to watch, it is a funny film, but the plot is definitely worthwhile, too.


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